Gallbladder removal over a year ago. I am 70+ female.

Posted by AmericanPatriot @USA @tennisgolf, Apr 22 5:43pm

Took months to return to almost normal bowel habits. My system seems to have adjusted and I feel fine. BUT!!! There is an important issue with (embarassing) gas. Now this is not regular gas. It does not seem to have odor (??). But it is constant and forceful. It is not painful. I need to take something to control it. People mention metamucil but doesn't that create weight gain? I am very active physically and mentally. I have always had "regular" gas often, but this is different. Such a weird topic. 🙁

I would try Gas-x. I believe the active ingredient is simethicone, so you could probably get the store brand, even at dollar general or somewhere like that. I can't promise it will help, but definitely can't hurt to try it!

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@tennisgolf I found this and thought it might be helpful when examining your diet as it relates to excess gas.

Gallbladder removal side effects:
https://www.healthline.com/health/gallbladder-removal-side-effects#side-effects
This is the part of the article I thought may be of interest:
Diarrhea and flatulence
Indigestion can cause diarrhea or flatulence, often made worse by excess fat or too little fiber in the diet. Bile leakage can mean having an insufficient amount of bile in the intestines to digest fat, which loosens stool.

Do you feel like you are eating a diet high in fat or too little fiber that may be contributing?

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Thank you so much. Diarrhea was a problem a year ago, but not for a long time. It is all about surprising and powerful flatulence….AND ALL THE TIME. DAILY.

I believe I eat enough fiber – several fruits and/or veggies a day (small portions).
As to a diet high in fat, well I could be overdoing it here I suppose. I will try to reevaluate my diet.

American Patriot (my newer name)

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